Brittany Phelan is one of the women to watch on the young and talented technical squad of the Canadian alpine ski team. After making her World Cup debut in November 2009, she showed some of her promise by finishing fifth in the slalom at the 2011 World Junior Championships.
Phelan had an international breakthrough when she earned her first World Cup points in December 2012. Her results showed continued improvement throughout the 2012-13 season, including a career-best 10th place finish in the World Cup slalom at Zagreb. She also competed at her second world championships, finishing 30th in the slalom.
Phelan got a taste of the Olympic experience when she served as a forerunner for the slalom and giant slalom events at Vancouver 2010. She finished 15th in the slalom in her Olympic debut at Sochi 2014.
Finished 5th in slalom at 2011 World Junior Championships… Best World Cup Result: 10th in slalom at Zagreb (January 4, 2013)…
Getting into the Sport: Started skiing at age two… Knew that was what she wanted to do for the rest of her life and wanted to race against Hermann Maier… Outside Interests: While growing up she thrived for adventure and loved animals and playing in the woods… Fittingly, her favourite movie is Wild America… Enjoys whitewater kayaking, skateboarding, mountain biking, soccer and squash… Odds and Ends: Looked up to Hermann Maier and Bode Miller… Admires Michael Jackson for wanting to make the world a better place through his love and music… Finds the idea of superstitions entertaining and sometimes makes them up, whether they pertain to start numbers to snow conditions to lucky clothes… Likes to collect old ski posters from the various places they visit… Favourite motto: Danger is real, fear is a choice…
NOTABLE INTERNATIONAL RESULTS
FIS World Championships: 2013 – 30th (SL); 2011 – DNF (GS)